Palma, November 26, 2018
• Meeting point of 320 scientists and technicians to present the news about the environment in the Balearic Islands.
• An appointment that takes place since 1987.
The VII Conference on the Environment, organized by the Societat d’Història Natural (SHNB) and the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB), aim to offer a space for researchers and technicians to publicize naturalistic works and studies and environmental issues that have been carried out in the last 4 years.
The almost 150 communications that will be exhibited during the conference are related to different environmental issues: marine ecosystems, earth sciences, botany, scientific collections, naturalistic documentation, protected natural spaces, environmental management, environmental education, zoology and terrestrial ecology .
According to Guillem Xavier Pons, professor of the UIB and member of the SHNB, “The sessions represent an opportunity to share all the knowledge generated in the Balearic Islands, to disseminate all this information to the general public, and they knew a stimulus for the exchange of experiences related to the environment “.
With the intention of encouraging the search of young scientists, the organizing committee will award a prize of 300 euros to the best communication presented among the students enrolled in the Conference.
The Conference will be held in Mallorca on November 28, 29 and 30, in the Assembly Hall of the Guillem Cifre de Colonya building, at the University of the Balearic Islands.
In Ibiza on December 13 and 14 (with an outing to the field on the 15th) and in Menorca on January 10 and 11, 2019, at the headquarters of the Institut Menorquí d’Estudis.
The Workshops have the support of the Marilles Foundation for the Conservation of the Balearic Sea, the Red Eléctrica of Spain, the Insular Council of Menorca (Menorca Biosphere Reserve Agency), the Institut Menorquí d’Estudis, the Ministry of Environment, Agriculture and Fishing (General Directorate of Natural Spaces and Biodiversity) and the town hall of Sant Josep de Talaia.
Aniol Esteban, director of the Marilles Foundation, a non-profit foundation that works for the conservation of the Balearic Sea, affirms that “The conservation of the Balearic Sea must be based on a solid scientific basis, based on the knowledge and research that we can identify the most effective solutions to improve the state of the coasts and the Balearic Sea, and for this reason we support initiatives such as the Environment Days “.